Opinion

Write governor to demand 4-lane road to West Maui

Letters to the Editor

I recently wrote about the unbelievable traffic jam that occurs every afternoon when people are attempting to leave Lahaina for Central Maui. What should normally take five minutes takes an unbelievable 45 minutes to travel from Lahainaluna to Launiupoko. I suggested anyone experiencing this ...

Others quickly fell for phony gas attack in Syria

Letters to the Editor

I see others quickly fell for the phony sarin gas attack in Syria; it must have been done by Assad’s assistants from WTC No. 7. In other news, not one of the 40 random people I asked shopping could properly describe what “false flag attack” even means. All of them over 21 years ...

Priorities made clear by athletic director, principal

Letters to the Editor

Maui High Athletic Director Michael Ban and Principal Jamie Yap are very clear on their priorities: What is best for the school (The Maui News, Sports, April 6). Translation — cover your own back. We always knew that the kids, who are their raison d’etre, were a distant second. Thank ...

Kupuna Caregivers Assistance bill will help

Letters to the Editor

I have worked as a caregiver and I’ve trained caregivers. So I have firsthand experience of the challenges facing families, caregivers and the community as our kupuna age and we struggle to care for them with dignity. Mahalo to our legislators for advancing the Kupuna Caregivers Assistance ...

A deadly anniversary

Editorial

One of the saddest anniversaries in our country’s history will be quietly observed today. One hundred and fifty-six years ago, Fort Sumter surrendered to Confederate troops ending the first battle of the Civil War. A day earlier, the rebels had opened fire on the fort that sat in the middle ...

Practically everything Trump proposes is bad

Letters to the Editor

In regards to the April 5 letter “Why can’t people give President Trump a chance?”: Every example the writer referenced illustrates just how misinformed one can get from watching Fox News or listening to hate talk radio (Rush Limbaugh, for example). He should take the time to actually do ...

Newspaper overlooks bureaucratic incompetence

Letters to the Editor

Wow, you folks at the Maui paper must be smoking too much medical marijuana. I mean, you are suggesting that the county annex ground from A&B and build this utopia group of houses for the homeless (Today’s Editorial, April 5). Not two weeks ago, you wrote about the 10-year plan to keep ...

Let there be freedom, peace, religious tolerance

Letters to the Editor

Let there be peace! Enjoy the rich tradition of prayers and listen to the reverence for the Lord in them, and let us share the heartfelt attitude of worship! We shall make a joyful noise for his glory and strength! For we shall love one another as thy neighbor and our God as one Lord. At ...

Free-roaming cats could be resource for rat control

Letters to the Editor

In the light if the recent explosion of rat lungworm disease on Maui (The Maui News, April 5), it is important healthwise to employ all measures possible to eliminate this horrible disease from our island. With that in mind, keeping a couple of “working” felines around your property for ...

Letter promoting safety of Roundup overlooks study

Letters to the Editor

The April 6 letter “Letter promotes false claim regarding Roundup” inaccurately promotes Roundup’s safety with a ludicrous comparison with table salt. It fails to mention that a new EPA Scientific Advisory Panel on glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, notes there is “suggestive ...

Sharing Mana‘o

Columns

Now that I’m back in commercial radio and lending my voice to recorded advertisements, my internal soundtrack — the background stuff I hear continuously inside my head — has shifted a bit. With Easter right around the corner, this little ditty keeps popping up. Here comes Peter ...

Anniversary of hero’s death

Editorial

Seventy-two years ago, April 12, 1945, Franklin Delano Roosevelt quietly died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Ga. The hero who led the United States out of the Great Depression had been elected to the presidency four times. The brave leader who championed the Allies in World War II ...

Jesus demonstrated model necessary for freedom

Letters to the Editor

After centuries of human sacrifices, imagine the Hawaiians’ delight to learn that Jesus, who is fully God and fully man, out of his great love willingly laid down his life as a sacrifice for the sins of the entire world. Jesus demonstrated the model necessary for freedom. Love for God and ...

Keep Honokowai Park safe for the hardworking people

Letters to the Editor

The homeless deserve a place to stay as much as anybody else, to a degree. When they start defecating all over the place, letting their dogs run wild all over the place or take up valuable parking spots every single day all day, something has got to give. I am absolutely blessed to have an ...

Open locks and let each stream be filled again

Letters to the Editor

Maui is a world-class destination because God chose to reveal himself in astonishing natural beauty that is accessible and overwhelming. The trip to Hana, one of the most popular drives on Earth, is one example. The road itself, a thin curl of ribbon clinging to the steepest of mountain ...

Maui Connections

Columns

Wahi Mahalo. It means “a universal thank you.” It’s this year’s theme of the Celebration of the Arts, marking its 25th anniversary Friday through Sunday at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, and I can’t think of better words to express my own personal appreciation for this unique ...

Interesting race coming

Editorial

It would appear there are a lot of people interested in being Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa’s successor. Friday’s Maui News had a story that confirmed Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui is considering a run for mayor in 2018. “It’s something I’m being asked about, almost on a daily basis,” Tsutsui ...

The aquarium trade must end

Letters to the Editor

Hawaii reefs are a public trust and vital to Native Hawaiian culture. Hawaii reefs support thousands of families through tourism and an ecosystem that can feed our children into the future. The commercial aquarium trade devastates reef life, taking countless species with no limits. The ...

MEO strives to move families, individuals to self-sufficiency

Columns

In 1963, President John Kennedy’s economic advisers drew up proposals to address the problem of American poverty. President Lyndon Johnson took up this charge after he succeeded Kennedy as president. He expanded and revised the proposals and developed the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. ...